Office: 111 Shearer Hall
PhD, University of Georgia
MA, University of Georgia
BS, Salisbury State University
Dr. Williams has research and teaching interests in climatic change, conservation of natural resources, biogeography and environmental education. Past research has involved the analysis of daily temperature data in an effort to detect temperature trends in the temperature record. Most recently, she has paired with a departmental colleague to investigate the climatology of the fourteen State System of Higher Education universities. Future research will involve the climatology of heat waves and cold spells in PA. Other research will focus on environmental education and will involve a survey of departmental majors.
In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Williams maintains an involvement with her students by serving as the faculty advisor for SU's Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) since 1993, and for the local chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), geography's international honor society, since 1997. She has also worked as a student intern faculty advisor/coordinator during the summers since 1996. Dr. Williams participates in other student-oriented activities throughout the year as well.
Teaching & Research Interests
- Atmospheric Studies
- Physical Geography
GEO301: Introduction to Biogeography (Fall semesters)
Community and Professional Service
GEO508: Problems of the Atmospheric Environment (offering varies)
ESS108: Conservation of Natural Resources (every semester)
ESS207: Atmospheric Studies (Spring semesters)
- Member: SU Geography & Earth Science Dept. Departmental Professional Affairs Committee
- Member AAG
Highlights & Reminders
The faculty in Geography-Earth Science wish all of you a productive and safe fall! For those of you working at your internships, keep up the hard work. Make us proud! Click here to share some photos with the department Facebook page and let us know what you are up to.
2015 Photo Contest
Voting is now closed for our 2015 photo contest and the votes are being tallied. Stay tuned for an announcement with the winning photos!
2015 Department Career Day:
Don't forget, each fall we host a department career day in November! This is a great opportunity to gain professional contacts and learn more about the field. Click here for more information.